We know our own Whippets very well, but they tend to be weird in some situations. There are some days that they do things and we do not know why. We just brush it off as dogs behaving as dogs. However, have you ever wondered why they actually do these things or behave that way?
There we have actually very specific reasons why your dog do weird things like sniff butts or scoot their butts across the carpet.
You’ll realized that there are some Whippets that love to eat grass every now and again even though it makes them throw up. In spite that looks unhealthy, Whippets usually do this to get a better digestion, treat intestinal worms, or fulfill a nutritional need like a lack of fiber.
Your Whippet after taking a bath can get a bit hyper after it. Whippets are so happy to be out of the water, belive it or not. They may shake, rub, and run around just to get dry and rid of the sensation of being wet.
Head Out of the Window in the Car
Whippets stick their head out the window of the car in order for them to get closer to their surroundings and can be fully immersed in this new environment they are seeing and feeling.
There’s usually anything sexual about this at all. Whippets hump things, other animals or even their owners because they are trying to dominate the object. They are humping or because they are excited or trying to get someon´s attention.
Humans shake hands… dogs sniff butts. A Whippet sniffing another’s butt is their own way to say “Hey, how ya doing? Nice to meet you.” It’s how they get to know you another dog. Their sense of smell you know is 1000 times better than us. In addition, scent can tell a lot about a person, especially when it’s from an area as smelly as a butt.
Stares At You
Your Whippet isn’t just being a leering weirdo, he wants a treat or just get some affection from their owner.
This could be weird at the first time you see it. However, your dog only has a dirty butt and is trying to get it cleaned.
Chasing Their Tails
This behavior can actually be caused by several things, such as your Whippet is in a small space where the movement is restricted, that they are bored, they have fleas, not knowing what their tail is if they are a puppy.
When your Whippets tilt their heads that does not mean that they do not understand you or what you are saying. The real reason is that they can’t hear you. Experts have said that dog’s tilt their head to adjust their outer ears so that they can get focused on the location of sounds.